Weekend Wrap-Up

I hope everyone had a great weekend and that your Monday is starting off well!  We had a very enjoyable weekend filled with lots of sun and boating, some cleaning and some relaxing.

My in-laws were in town for a few weeks staying at the home they have in our neighborhood, which if I haven’t said it enough is sooooo nice!  I love having them around the corner!  We get to spend lots of time with them and they are such a big help with Garrett.  Unfortunately, they had to head back down to Pensacola yesterday to make preparations in case Isaac heads their way.  But they will be back in a few weeks so we’re looking forward to that!

We spent a lot of time with them on their boat this weekend,  They have a pontoon boat which is much easier to have G on than our boat is and we soaked up every minute of it, and even got to hang out with Susan, Nate and Caden on Saturday!

Playing in the water

Playing Captain with Daddy

I got up Saturday morning to get G his milk and just got a whiff of yuckiness when I opened the refrigerator door (I’m sure my pregnancy induced super senses had nothing to do with that 😉 but I decided right then and there that I was going to deep clean the fridge as soon as I was awake enough to do so.  Our fridge was in need of a makeover anyways so I did it.  I forgot to take a picture of everything in it before so here is the stuff on the counter that I took out.  Is it just us or does everyone feel like they have a ridiculous amount of condiments!

I took everything out, and threw away any condiment that we haven’t used in the last month.  Then scrubbed down all of the shelves and wiped down the inside

Then after it was squeaky clean and lemony fresh, we put everything back in

I feel like it still looks like we have a lot of condiments but we got rid of a bunch so you can only imagine what it looked like before.

After our day on the lake we came home to the upstairs AC not working and sitting at 83 degrees, luckily the downstairs was fine and it wasn’t too hot outside or else I would have been one very unhappy person.  The worst part of it was that we just had our AC units serviced at the beginning of the month and everything checked out just fine…..regardless, we called the same company that had serviced our units a few weeks ago and thankfully someone was out at our house fixing the problem (a burnt wire) within the hour and, because it had just been serviced, they did it at no charge to us!  We finished off our night with some Jets Pizza at the in-laws and came home to watch a few more episodes of Damages(our new favorite show) and were in bed by 9:30…..pretty lame, I know, but because I’m no longer napping during the day, I am beat by the time it is dark outside, and my husband is just a good sport 🙂

Sunday we went to out to breakfast, washed the  cars, and played.  I menu planned for the week, grocery shopped, and then Dan cooked dinner and we relaxed for the rest of the night

Sunday-Linguini Sorrento (adapted from one of our favorite authentic Italian restaurants)

Monday- Chicken cordon bleu with rice and green beans

Tuesday- Fish Tacos, Fresh Pico and Guacamole

Wednesday- Italian sausage sandwiches, homemade potato wedges and salad

Thursday- Chicken/broccoli stir fry and rice

And today has been pretty productive as well!  I walked 3.5 miles with my boys this morning then went to a spinning and strength class at my gym, ate lunch, took care of some housework and prepped a few things to munch on throughout the week.  And I got to talk to my Mom this morning and wish she and my Dad a Happy 35th Anniversary!!!!   35 years….how awesome is that!  They are such wonderful role models and I am so lucky to have them for my parents!

How was your weekend???  Were you productive today?


Garrett’s First Birthday Party…Nautical Theme

I finally got a chance to sit down and document G’s Birthday Party!!!  If you missed the first celebration of his birthday you can see it here.  And this is party 2….His Nautical Party!  So…here’s the recap, and a LOT of pictures

Whew!!!  It’s been a whirlwind of a week and I didn’t even leave the LKN area! My family got into town on June 29th, and moved into the Lake House they stayed in for the week on Saturday the 30th. Check out the view from the back deck, Not a bad sight to wake up to in the mornings!

We helped them unload and pick up a few things for the party, and the week, on Saturday; and took the boat out before having dinner and relaxing for the evening.  Garrett’s party was on Sunday and despite the heat (103) everyone seemed to find ways to keep themselves cool

Caden and his Daddy cooling down in the “Kiddie Carwash” made special by Dan and my Dad!

Our Boat!

Thank Goodness for Susan who kindly took my camera and made sure I had some pictures of the decorations and the party.  I got a lot of my party ideas from Pinterest and I ordered some of my decorations from Etsy….And of course….I put my own little spin on it as well.  Overall I was really pleased with the way everything turned out even though it was a LOT of work!

The Birthday Banner and some of the food

Garrett’s One Year Photo Banner

Plastic ware wrapped in rope with a lifesaver to secure it

We cooked all of the food and I did all of the baking, and it was quite the spread!

Nothing beats Sweet Corn brought all the way from Ohio!

Sailboat cookies!


A few of Garrett’s little friends came with their parents and we had about 30 people total which was a good thing because we had a lot of food!

Little Miss Hailey

Sweet Little Leia

And handsome Mr Luke Alexander with his Daddy

Garrett thoroughly enjoyed another birthday cake and got TONS of new presents!!

Including his very own book written and illustrated by his favorite babysitter…..Miss Taylor!

By the end of the day we were all pretty pooped but we had a blast!

And the rest of the week didn’t disappoint either!  It included a bit of this

A lot of these

And tons of time with my Sweet Boy!

We are so blessed to have such wonderful family and friends and we honestly could not ask for more!  Thanks to everyone who made G’s Birthday so special, even if he won’t remember it……I will forever cherish it!